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Calligraphies of Love by Hassan Massoudy - £10.00
Inspired by timeless poems from around the world, Hassan Massoudy’s calligraphy takes us on a visual journey through love in its many forms.   Through his signature broad strokes and vibrant colours, this master calligrapher brings to life t ... more
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I-SPY the UK: While It Lasts by Sam Jordison - £4.99
From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.   The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious stuff about something beginning with ... more
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Speak Its Name! Quotations by and About Gay Men and Women by Christopher Tinker (Editor) - £16.95
A collection of moving, amusing and inspirational quotations by and about prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, from Oscar Wilde to Tom Daley, Radclyffe Hall to Sandi Toksvig, illustrated with images from the National Portrait Gall ... more
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Maps by Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński - £20.00
A celebration of the world, from its immense mountains to its tiny insects – and everything in between. Features fifty-two highly illustrated maps, full of detail and curiosities.   Countries featured include: Europe – Poland, Czech Repub ... more
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Zen Dogs by Alexandra Cearns - £12.99
Award-winning animal photographer Alex Cearns celebrates the peace, calm, and joy dogs bring to our lives with this unique full-color collection capturing eighty dogs in their most relaxed and contented moments.   When Alex Cearns caught Suzi ... more
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Pier Review: A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside by Jon Bounds and Danny Smith - £8.99
Fifty-five piers. Two weeks. One eccentric road trip.   Before the seaside of their youth disappears forever, two friends from the landlocked Midlands embark on a peculiar journey to see all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales. W ... more
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Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You by Joshua Ploeg and Automne Zingg - £12.99
Poor Nick Cave. Life is hard for him and there are many hurdles to deal with every day. And like all of us, Nick is human.  In these pages, Mr. Cave finds healthy ways to feed his sorrows, with gusto, whether he's eating a giant bowl of mashed p ... more
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Pocket Bowie Wisdom: Inspirational Words from a Rock Legend by David Bowie - £5.99
‘I’m just a cosmic yob, I suppose.’ ‘I change every day. I’m not outrageous. I’m David Bowie.’ ‘I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.’ Genre-hopping, gender-bending: Bowie has never been afraid to pushthe bound ... more
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The Brexshit Book: A Remainer's Self-Help Guide to Leaving the EU by Steven S. Stevens - £7.99
This is the book for the 16 Million of us that woke up the day after the night before the EU referendum to find our Euro dreams in tatters. This is a book about leaving when you really wanted to stay. This is a book about having to deal with the cons ... more
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Can You Solve My Problems? A Casebook of Ingenious, Perplexing and Totally Satisfying Puzzles by Alex Bellos - £14.99
Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems.   Here is the story of the puzzle, one of mankind's oldest and greatest forms of entertainmen ... more
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The Little Book of Peace: Finding Tranquillity in a Troubled World by Tiddy Rowan - £5.99
A beautiful gift book filled with inspiring stories and insights on how to achieve greater peace in life from the author of The Little Book of Mindfulness and Colour Yourself Calm.   Modern life can often feel hectic, stressful and anxiety-ind ... more
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Tips for Actors by Fergus Craig - £8.99
The perfect humorous gift for students, actors and anyone with an interest in theatre.  In the most important theatrical book of this or any other decade, twitter sensation @tips4actors gives you all the advice you need to take your acting to the ... more
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The Brontesaurus: An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell) by John Sutherland and John Crace - £9.99
Did Charlotte Brontë take opium? Did the Reverend Brontë carry a loaded pistol? What, precisely, does ‘wuthering’ mean?   Distinguished literary critic John Sutherland takes an idiosyncratic look at the world of the Brontës, from the bum ... more
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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking - £9.99
Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.   'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothi ... more
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The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £6.99
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.   This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups wi ... more
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All Black Cats are Not Alike by Amy Goldwasser and Peter Arkle - £9.99
Every cat owner knows that no two cats are alike.  This pitch-perfect illustrated book proves this simple fact by diving whiskers first into the unique personality, charisma, and character of 50 real all-black cats. From Alfie, who "has no toler ... more
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V&A Introduces: You Say You Want a Revolution? by Penguin Books Ltd - £6.99
V&A Introduces: You Say You Want a Revolution is beautiful mini-hardback introducing the swinging sixties to audiences both young and old.   Filled with brilliant illustrations, fascinating facts and engaging infographics, this is the perfect gif ... more
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How it Works: The Grandparent by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £6.99
A HILARIOUS, BRAND NEW BOOK IN THE PHENOMENAL LADYBIRDS FOR GROWN UPS SERIES, FOR AUTUMN 2016   How it Works: The Grandparent - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.  This delightful book is the lat ... more
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The Un-Discovered Islands: An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes by Malachy Tallack, illustrated by Katie Scott - £14.99
Critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack returns with The Un-Discovered Islands, an exploration of some of the world’s strangest places.  Gathered in the book are two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These ... more
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The A-Z of Pointless: A Brain-Teasing Bumper Book of Questions and Trivia by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman - £8.99
Delve into the world of Pointless, the huge ratings-winning hit BBC One quiz show, with this brilliant bumper book of over 120 new quiz questions, facts, banter and musings from the lovable presenters Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.   J ... more
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Christmas Poems by U.A. Fanthorpe - £9.99
UA Fanthorpe's Christmas Poems gathers together the poems she wrote and sent to friends as Christmas cards from 1974 to 2002.  Now readers can enjoy Fanthorpe's yearly output in its entirety. Her subject matter covers a broad range of season ... more
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The Twelve Poems of Christmas: Volume Eight by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor) - £4.95
Adding to our previous seven volumes of poems for Christmas selected by the Poet Laureate, this eighth title again brings in the season in true Candlestick fashion. In a year of considerable and unexpected turbulence, this selection of twelve Christm ... more
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The Brexit Survival Activity Book by Wayne Kerr - £7.99
The perfect Secret Santa gift for the colleague who needs support through Brexit. A timely parody - if you don't laugh, you'll only cry!   Welcome to the world of Brexit, the not-so-United Kingdom where the people at the top have no bloody clu ... more
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The Apocalypedia: A Utopian Guide to What Is and What Isn't by Darren Allen - £14.99
Encyclopaedias and dictionaries are often boring, of no help when it comes to secretly filling train carriages with subversive balloons and they rarely manage to offend everyone. Lexicographers assume that language is a big machine that you need an i ... more
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The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus: The Mathematics of Christmas by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Thomas Oléron Evans - £9.99
How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Can you predict Her Majesty's Christmas Message? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner - shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night - or f ... more
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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2016 by Tim Benson (Editor) - £12.99
2016 was not only the year of Brexit, the most important and contentious political event in Britain for decades. It was also the year of Trump and a tempestuous US presidential campaign, the European migrant crisis, NHS junior doctors’ strikes, an ... more
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Fucking Apostrophes by Simon Griffin - £6.99
Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly. Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers – wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect – this is a light ... more
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'Twas the Fight Before Christmas: A Parody by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees - £9.99
From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea comes an uproariously funny update of the traditional Christmas Eve classic - that all the family can enjoy. &nbs ... more
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Five Go Parenting by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront possibly their toughest challenge ye ... more
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Five Go on a Strategy Away Day by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront a new challenge: what exactly is thi ... more
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Five Go Gluten-Free by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront a new challenge: is it possible to g ... more
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Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, can George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy survive the ultimate test of their friend ... more
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OMFG! Why Parents Should (Still) Never Text! by Oscar Harris - £5.99
Everyone knows that when parents get hold of a mobile phone the results are never good. Despite all their age and wisdom, they can never seem to get the art of texting quite right. Amidst awkward autocorrect fails and misunderstood acronyms, you can ... more
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How Long is Now? Fascinating Answers to 191 Mind-Boggling Questions by New Scientist Instant Expert - £7.99
A Sunday Times bestseller.  How long is 'now'? The short answer is 'somewhere between 2 and 3 seconds'. The long answer involves an incredible journey through neuroscience, our subconscious and the time-bending power of meditation. Living in ... more
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eYE Marty: The Newly Discovered Autobiography of a Comic Genius by Marty Feldman - £9.99
The autobiography of a comic genius and godfather of surreal comedy.   Completed before he died, thirty years ago, this is the newly discovered autobiography of one of the most influential comedians of recent times, Marty Feldman.  Mar ... more
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The King of Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lara Hawthorne - £6.99
On a frosty winter evening, the Baron watches the snow fall. He is bored and worried. It will soon be Christmas and everything is too quiet. What can he do to bring excitement to the Manor? His wife, the Baroness, has an idea: he can appoint a King o ... more
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University Challenge: The Ultimate Questions by Steve Tribe - £12.99
It's back! And this time it's the ultimate challenge, with over 3000 brand-new questions from the popular BBC2 show.   It's been on television for over five decades, and it's still loved by viewers of all ages. University Challenge is a firm favo ... more
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From Frazzled to Fabulous: How to Juggle a Successful Career, Fatherhood, 'Me-Time' and Looking Good by The Man Who Has It All - £9.99
In this inspirational book drawn from the hugely popular Twitter and Facebook accounts, the Man Who Has It All helps men to nurture opinions of their own, make time to smile and choose between a career or baby. From Frazzled to Fabulous includes word ... more
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The Bible According to Spike Milligan by Spike Milligan - £8.99
The Bible According to Spike Milligan is an irreverent but very funny spoof of The Old Testament in which, in his own inimitable fashion, Spike Milligan gives his version of the best known biblical stories.   In the Bible, according to Spike Milli ... more
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Private Eye Annual 2016 by Ian Hislop (Editor) - £9.99
The Private Eye Annual 2016 presents the year's best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK's most successful satirical magazine. Illustrated in colour throughout with cartoons, sketches and photo-bubbles. ... more
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Weak Messages Create Bad Situations: A Manifesto by David Shrigley - £12.99
A personal message from the author:   Lots of individuals in society today are feeble-minded. They don't know what the HELL is going on. Unfortunately many of these people are responsible for running THE COUNTRY. They don't know the difference ... more
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The Ladybird Book of the Meeting by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £6.99
*A HILARIOUS, BRAND NEW BOOK IN THE PHENOMENAL LADYBIRDS FOR GROWN UPS SERIES, FOR AUTUMN 2016*  The Ladybird Book of the Meeting - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.  This delightful book is th ... more
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How it Works: The Student by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £6.99
*A HILARIOUS, BRAND NEW BOOK IN THE PHENOMENAL LADYBIRDS FOR GROWN UPS SERIES, FOR AUTUMN 2016*   How it Works: The Student - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.   This delightful book is the latest in the ... more
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1,342 Qi Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted by John Lloyd - £9.99
The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.   Trees sleep at night.   Google searches for ‘How to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28p ... more
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Stand Up and Sock It to Them Sister: Funny, Feisty Females by Gwenno Dafydd - £11.99
“Funny is Funny” - Joan Rivers   But how do you make it in the world of comedy if you are a woman?   With Stand Up and Sock It to Them Sister, writer, actress and performer Gwenno Dafydd looks at the genesis of female comedy fr ... more
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We Go Out: Dung Beetle Book 1c by Miriam Elia - £7.99
In book 1c of the Dung Beetle Learning series, Mummy takes Susan and John out for an exciting day trip in London, as part of their new re-education programme.   Looking, thinking and re-evaluating the world around them is a crucial part of a child ... more
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We Learn at Home: Dung Beetle Book 1b by Miriam Elia - £7.99
In book 1b of the Dung Beetle Learning series We Learn at Home, Mummy takes John and Susan out of their local school to be re-educated at home, and introduce to their young minds a new, alternative world view.  In order to do so, Mummy will ground a ... more
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The 'I Used to Know That' Activity Book: Stuff You Forgot from School by Caroline Taggart - £9.99
Dust off those cerebral filing cabinets and remind yourself of all those facts you really should know! From pi and Pythagoras to presidents and popes, prime ministers to prime numbers, literature to litmus tests, there is so much information from our ... more
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The Book Lover's Treasury of Quotations: An Inspired Collection on Reading, Writing and Literature by Jo Brielyn - £9.99
Rich with meaningful quotes, heartfelt humor and witty one-liners, The Book Lover's Treasury of Quotations brings together the best and brightest to speak on all that books have to offer.   Whether it s their ability to transport us to exciti ... more
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Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson - £14.99
Everybody loves a Christmas story. The tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas is a tradition of celebration, sharing and giving. And what better way to do that than with a story?   Read these stories by the fire, in the snow, travelling hom ... more
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Where's Warhol? by Catherine Ingram, illustrated by Andrew Rae - £9.95
Andy Warhol – Top of the Pops, devout Catholic, silver-wig wearer and now the star of Where’s Warhol?   Spot Warhol in the corridors of the Bauhaus or the Sistine Chapel as he and his famous friends pop up in 12 spectacles of art hist ... more
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